Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) today announced the opening of DIGIX Lab in Singapore, its first in APAC to empower mobile app developers and partners in the region. Located at Changi Business Park, Huawei leverages Singapore’s importance as a growing tech hub in APAC, boosting the mobile ecosystem throughout the region.

Equipped with AR, VR, AI, HMS Core Kits, and other open technological capabilities, the lab is designed to support developers of all levels throughout their mobile app development journey. The lab is a space for developers to meet and get hands-on experience on the full range of HMS developer resources. The DIGIX Lab services can also be accessed online, allowing developers across the region to make use of the resources virtually.

This is Huawei’s fourth lab in Singapore, alongside its OpenLab, 5G-powered AI Lab, as well as Shield Lab that focuses on security and privacy,. The Edge Singapore spoke to Huawei International CEO Nicholas Ma, who said that Huawei is riding on the global digitalisation trend now that is spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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“The new DIGIX Lab in Singapore serves as an all-encompassing innovation hub that provides developers in the region with the tools they need to succeed. With Singapore as a flourishing hub in Asia Pacific, Huawei will continue to strengthen our collaboration with local partners and institutions to cultivate and nurture a resilient, evolving pool of tech talents. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Singapore, Huawei strives to build a robust mobile ecosystem to bring apps of the future to life,” says Ma, who notes that opportunities for app developers have increased now with 5G in Singapore. 

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With an investment of US$40 million, the Huawei DGIX Lab was launched within just a year of conceptualising it. Huawei aims to build a “1+8+N” all-scenario mobile ecosystem with HMS that empower developers to innovate as they build their business, especially as 5G increases its presence in Singapore. 
Under Huawei’s “1+8+N” Seamless AI Life strategy, the smartphone serves as One (1) centre, and Huawei’s ecosystem partners connect across Eight (8) supporting Huawei devices to create a fully-connected IoT environment consisting of Endless (N) services. HMS supports this strategy by bridging innovative mobile apps and IoT products through Huawei’s hardware and software capabilities. Together with Huawei’s AI-powered system and cloud computing solution, it ultimately establishes an all scenario AI living for Huawei end users.